Star Books Report

January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023

Marriage of art and industry: A book illustrates the Hamiduzzaman Sculpture Park

70 percent of these beautiful sculptures are built from the leftover scraps of the Summit Gazipur (464 MW) Power Plant.

January 22, 2023
January 22, 2023

Amitav Ghosh visits ancestral home in Gopalganj

Ulpur village served as the seat of the Zamindari and Jagir of the Basu Roy Chowdhury family.

January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023

First look at Rumaan Alam’s ‘Leave The World Behind’ adaptation

Netflix’s adaptation of the novel features Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke, Mahershala Ali, Myha'la Herrold, and Kevin Bacon in lead roles, with the film being directed by Sam Esmail, creator and director of popular TV show, Mr. Robot.

January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023

‘Eken Babu’ writer Sujan Dasgupta found dead under mysterious circumstances

He was reportedly found lying on the floor of his bedroom, according to the police. 

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

William Dalrymple plays a role in world’s largest Commonwealth heritage conservation programme

The 216-year-old building of the former British Residency of Hyderabad (also known as Koti Residency or Hyderabad Residency) has been fully restored after a remodelling work of nearly 20 years.

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

Hanif Kureishi's Twitter diary and why he couldn't make it to Bangladesh

"I realised I had to start again as a person and a writer. I had to become a comic writer, a serious writer, a writer who could integrate the madness and most interesting elements on the same page."

January 14, 2023
January 14, 2023

‘Border Crossings’ hopes to reconcile diasporic identities

Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin says of first generation immigrants that they—who are already grappling with the duality of their multifaceted identities—were not seen as being Bengali enough by their parents.

January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023

Colleen Hoover cancels ‘It Ends With Us’ colouring book on domestic abuse

Readers are questioning how “a coloring book was ever going to ‘tastefully mirror Lilly Bloom’s story’ of violent domestic abuse.”

January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023

Dhaka Lit Fest 2023: Kishwar Chowdhury to open a restaurant soon

"I started my journey with a simple dream of writing a book for my children", she shared at the talk. 

January 8, 2023
January 8, 2023

DHAKA LIT FEST, DAY 3: Big books, big ideas

Author and literary critic Nilanjana Roy moderated a session on "A World Without a Centre", with Nobel laureate Abdulrazak Gurnah, Bengali litterateur Amitav Ghosh, and novelist and political analyst Pankaj Mishra discussing how novels play a role in shaping a world that lives with the legacy of colonialism, and the of impacts of climate crises and technology.